Dreaming of a white (and green) Christmas

Love it or hate it, those of us in the northern and western reaches of the Chesapeake Bay watershed have already gotten a lot of snow and ice this December.  Bing Crosby may dream of it, but according to regional biologists, heavy winter precipitation can mean more algal blooms in the Bay this summer.   Runoff […]

Help us do more in 2014

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Our Eyes On….Fracking (featuring the Waterdogs)

This is the first in a series of stories about the genesis of citizen water monitoring efforts in North Central Pennsylvania in response to the rush to Marcellus Shale drilling and its potential effects on our water. The Pine Creek Waterdogs, God’s Country Waterdogs, and local Trout Unlimited chapters provide hands-on monitoring to measure water […]